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to the looming bart strike. here is the latest. workers have given their 72 hour notice saying if a contract is not reached before sunday night they will walk off the job monday morning. they have tried to avoid the strike. both sides are on a break right now. nay will resume talks in just about a half hour. we begin with christien kafton on the efforts being done on both sides to avoid that monday morning strike. >> reporter: yeah, i just spoke with a representative from bart management. bart managers have agreed to a lot of the provisions put forth. as you said, both sides on a break, set to meet at 6:30. this after a day of trading accusations that the other side was stalling. closer than ever to a strike. >> it's extremely likely there will be a strike because the other side has not significantly changed its offer in the last month. >> reporter: this afternoon bart union workers called a breeze news conference saying bart managers failed to show up this morning. >> we're here ready to go. we want to know district, where are you? >> reporter: minutes later bart spokesman rick rice said ma
workday on monday. bart unions have given notice now that they may go on strike monday morning. their contract ends at 11:59 sunday night and right now, they don't appear any closer to reaching a deal with management management. oakland, city parks, libraries and other services will be affected by the strike. city workers are upset about what they say are dishonest budget numbers from city hall. morethan in just a moment. but first, our ryan takeo is in oakland with what's keeping bart unions and management from reaching that agreement. >> reporter: there's been public talk but no movement. earlier this morning at about 11:00, both sides were scheduled to meet but so far they have not. >> reporter: they are not messing around. last night the unions gave bart and riders 72 hours' notice of a potential strike just in time for monday morning's commute. but a strike isn't a sure thing. >> management's position is we are going to continue to negotiate to keep the trains rolling. >> reporter: both sides say an agreement is possible this weekend but so far today there has not been any
passengers from four different bart stations in the east bay. they are the el cerrito - del norte, the walnut creek, pleasanton, and fremont bart stations. the buses will then take passengers to the west oakland bart station to board another bus. however, passengers can not start their trip at the west oakland bart station. passengers will be dropped off at the transbay terminal in san francisco, which is also where the evening commute pick up will be. the evening commute service will run from three -to- seven p-m. but keep this in mind.bart officials say the buses can transport only about four- thousand people. about one per-cent of barts daily ridership. and commuters who already use the ferry service can expect boats to be at full capacity, especially during peak commute times. the san francisco bay ferry service will add three additional boats to their fleet. that will allow them to carry 30-thousand additional passengers per ♪ [ roars ] ♪ ♪ [ roars ] ♪ [ roars ] ♪ [ male announcer ] universal studios summer of survival. ♪ but when it comes to what your family really loves, yo
>>> bart workers announced they will go on strike monday if they can't iron things out with bart. what it means for passengers. >>> a heat wave taking aim on  the bay area this weekend. where there will be triple digit temperatures today. >>> police say that have captured a phony cop. what he was doing just before his arrest. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning. june 28th i'm pam cook. >> it's a friday. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check your weather and traffic. we are going to steve first. we don't need a jacket or sweater. >> parts of the coast. but inland no. there will be a big difference in some of the temps. some of that fog can be down right cold. there is a little bit but inland fetches it won't matter. 90s and 100s. here is sal. >>> steve, northbound 101 that doesn't look bad driving up to the santa clara valley. also the morning commute looks good on westbound 24 between walnut creek and oakland. let's go back to the desk. >>> we are beginning with developing news. bart unions issued an offic
. >> -- monday, we will be on strike. [ cheers ] >> the bay area is already fasting a possible bart strike monday morning and now union workers with the city of oakland say they, too, will be on strike. >>> good afternoon, i am tori campbell. >>> first, though, we begin with breaking news, also involving bart. trains are not stopping at the el cerrito plaza station because of police activity. we are getting reports of a shooting at the station. so bart trains are still operating right now but again they are not stopping at the el cerrito plaza station, passing through the station, we have a crew on the way and well bring you more information on the story before the end of this newscast. >>> now back to oakland, where workers say the city is using dishonest budget numbers to underestimate revenue. so they are calling for a one day general strike on monday. union leaders held a news conference today in front of city hall. they say employees want a small cost of living increase and the city has refused to enact budget reforms. hundreds of workers plan to picket at the plaza and other locations monda
to a bart strike. if they can't get a deal done. the bay area community can be thrown into chaos in a week. workers are not backing down from their demands. >>reporter: both bart and ac transit workers came together in oakland saturday afternoon and covered their respective colors with red t-shirts in an act of solidity. >> both are coming together. one without the other. >>reporter: in an event that was political, there was the under current that the two union locals could cause transportation havoc in the area. >> their local is atu. we have other unions here as well. we're coming together to show our unit for ooet each other's situation -- each other's situation. >>. >>reporter: they want to see them as a major stumbling block. >> if it would come to a red lock in the bay area and all of us including our members and including myself, we're all inconvenienced. please know that atu local 192 did everything possible to prevent this. >> what is good for the drivers is good for the riders. >>reporter: whether the riding public seems it that way. remains to be seen. >> some of the sticking po
at the center of the prop 8 case. >>> and that breaking news is a step closer to a bart strike. just a short time ago the union notified management they could walk off their jobs in 72 hours. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. 5* strike could happen on monday. let's get to alan wang live at bart headquarters in oakland. alan, despite the union strike notice, the talks continue. >> yes, dan, this is the shot across the bow. this week union members authorized a strike and tonight they sent a letter to bart saying they will strike unless an agreement is made by sunday night. both sides say they want to keep the trains running and they offered a 1% raise each year for the next four years. >> obviously it is a big difference and probably not received very well. >> especially because the unions are asking for a 5% raise each year. >> it is time the district takes it serious and gets to the table and stop playing games. >> to answer the union safety issues they released this artist rendition of canopies that will be placed over bart escaloators, keeping vagrants from s
on >>> and that breaking news is a step closer to a bart strike. just a short time ago the union notified management they could walk off their jobs in 72 hours. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. 5* strike could happen on monday. let's get to alan wang live at bart headquarters in oakland. alan, despite the union strike notice, the talks continue. >> yes, dan, this is the shot across the bow. this week union members authorized a strike and tonight they sent a letter to bart saying they will strike unless an agreement is made by sunday night. both sides say they want to keep the trains running and they offered a 1% raise each year for the next four years. >> obviously i >> obviously it is a big difference and probably not received very well. >> especially because the unions are asking for a 5% raise each year. >> it is time the district takes it serious and gets to the table and stop playing games. >> to answer the union safety issues they released this artist rendition of canopies that will be placed over bart escaloators, keeping vagrants from sleeping at the bottom of
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.vitac.com captions paid for by abc, inc. and touchstone television a step closer to a bart strike. just a short time ago the union notified management they could walk off their jobs in 72 hours. good evening. i'm dan ashley. carolyn johnson has the night off. 5* strike could happen on monday. let's get to alan wang live at bart headquarters in oakland. alan, despite the union strike notice, the talks continue. >> yes, dan, this is the shot across the bow. this week union members authorized a strike and tonight they sent a letter to bart saying they will strike unless an agreement is made by sunday night. both sides say they want to keep the trains running and they offered a 1% raise each year for the next four years. >> obviously it is a big difference and probably not received very well. >> especially because the unions are asking for a 5% raise each year. >> it is time the district takes it serious and gets to the table and stop playing games. >> to answer the union safety issues they released this artist rendition of canopies that will be placed over bart escaloators, keeping vagrants from sleepi
on a possible bart strike. the unions gave 72 hours notice they could walk out when their contracts expire sunday night. there are negotiations scheduled throughout the weekend. one of the unions did ask governor jerry brown to step in and issue a 60 day cooling off period. christien kafton is live outside bart headquarters with the latest. >> reporter: yeah, we've been talking to representatives all day long. both sides accusing the other of stalling these talk. we can tell you bart workers are inching closer and closer to a strike monday morning. this afternoon bart union negotiators gathered saying bart managers didn't show up for negotiations this morning. >> we're here, ready to go. we want to know district, where are you? >> reporter: a bart spokesman says their team is in place and waiting for the union. >> from what i'm told from our management team, they waiting for the response from the union. so the delay from our point of view is coming from the unions. >> reporter: bart union leaders joined oakland city leaders for a joint conference. >> if i were a betting woman i would say i
today, just wait. and where will you be on monday morning? we are watching the bart negotiations ahead of a looming strike. good evening, i'm ken bastida. elizabeth has the night off. it took everyone by surprise. >> i now declare you spouses for life. >> same-sex couples allowed to get married. they were married just before 5:00 this afternoon in san francisco. and all this just in time for pride weekend in the city. linda yee is standing by, but first, joe vasquez on the couples racing to get married. >> the contract of marriage is solemn. in token and pledge. >> in token and pledge. >> san francisco's city hall was a wedding factory tonight. as one same-sex couple after another, dozens of them stood in long lines out the door at the clerk's office to get their marriage licenses, then rushed to make it official. >> do you, andrew, take your lawful wedded spouse? >> yeah. >> the first in the state to be married was the brooklyn couple that preveiled two days ago. kristen perry in the glasses and sandy stood on the mayor's balcony and exchanged vows. >> i now declare you spous
just thrown opponents a legal curve ball. >>> 48 hours until a potential bart strike. we've learned how a cooling-off period could cause bigger problems down the road. good evening, i'm ken bastida. liz has the night off. there were long lines in san francisco's city hal all day long and all night as couples reyesed to get married. there was so people city hal opened late until almost 9:00. all this as pride weekend kicks off. lyn sa da is at the party, but let's start with joe vasquez and the first i do's. >> the contract of marriage in token and pledge. >> in token and pledge. >> san francisco city hall was a wedding factory tonight at one same-sex couple after another, dozens of them, stood in long lines out the toor at the clerk's office to get their marriage license then rush today make it official. >> do you, andrew, take paul to be your lawful wedded spouse? . >> [ bleep ] yeah. >> the first in the state to be married was the berkeley couple who prevailed at the supreme court just two days ago. christy and sandy stood in the mayor's balcony and exchanged vows. >> i now declare yo
-cannon. consider yourself warned this morning. overnight b.a.r.t. unions officially issued a 72-hour notice to strike. it comes monday. the entire system could shut down causing massive traffic problems across the entire bay area. "today in the bay's" marla tellez live at the b.a.r.t. station in fremont. we're expected to learn more about this decision in just a few hours. >> reporter: that's right. i'll speak more about that in a moment. first i want to start off by saying this 72-hour notice unions gave last night is actually a courtesy notice in that they aren't required to let people know we might be going on strike. so in one sense i guess b.a.r.t. riders you can be grateful if that's at all possible. now is the time to start thinking about what if b.a.r.t. service is not in service come monday morning? we can tell you that san francisco bay ferry is planning to increase its service. a spokesperson says they'll be prepared to carry 50,000 passengers across the water compared to the 20,000 they typically do. ac transit says it will also boost the number of buses it runs on a daily basis
. >>> we have team coverage of the supreme court's historic decision, also, bart workers are ready to strike as early as next week. this could be a mess, even if you don't use bart. we'll tell you what you can do to beat the traffic. >>> happening now, live pictures of the castro district. the party is winding down but you can see the sidewalks, crosswalks and bars crowded at this late hour. a sizable police presence but no major problems and a whole lot of smiles. we begin our team coverage with terry down below, terry? >> reporter: the party continues on castro street for hundreds of people. earlier in the day, about an hour ago, thousands and thousands of people out here, but for some people in that crowd this was a day of very strong emotions, emotions not lost in the party atmosphere. thousands of people were dancing to djs on castro street today but she had to sit one out. this same sex rights activists had to stop dancing but couldn't stop smiling. >> we worked so long for this, i can't help laugh. >> reporter: did you ever think you would not win this thing? >> yeah, when i
negotiations are underway now between bart and its workers in an effort to avoid a strike as early as monday morning. sal castaneda joins us live from bart headquarters to let us know about major progress being made. good afternoon, sal. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori, as you mentioned negotiations have been going on for about an hour. now you also mentioned that monday there could be a strike, if they don't reach a deal, so union and management realize that you know it is down to the wire. i just got some new information recently that bart has put a new deal on the table. they say they hope this goes a long way into making those talks work. >> certainly from our point of view our negotiators are available when necessary for as long as necessary to resolve these issues before 6:31 at 11:59. >> they have been at odds over salary, benefits and worker safety. they say they receive fair and generous compensation and benefits and says worker safety continues to improve. union leaders say workers have not received a raise for years, safety is still an issue, and they say that the district has n
is on and negotiations are in the final 72 hours as bart and the unions battle over new employee contract. good morning, everyone, i am katie marzullo here for kristen sze. bart workers will walk off the job on monday if an agreement isn't reached by the time the contract expires on sunday. we have coverage with abc7 news reporters in oakland. amy? >> i spoke with representatives with bart unions to ask them about the possibility of the strike. they tell me it is not looking good. bart workers have issued their 72-hour warning of a strike telling riders monday they will walk off the job if they cannot agree on a contract. i asked the union representative how seriously commuters should be taking the wanting. >> like any other event you need to prepare for. make preparations. have a plan "b". we hope that is not what is needed. >> how does it look? >> at this point compared to yesterday? not good. >> i spoke with a bart official. he said he still has hope the two sides can reach an agreement over the weekend. both sides admit they are far apart with bart offering a 1 percent raise and workers asking for
. >> a look at your seven-day forecast coming up. >> a possible bart strike on monday morning. traffic backing up at the bay bridge toll plaza. time know 6:00. >> elizabeth, it's a big week and people will be outside. >> we have a heat advisory especially inland. sunday is the peak of the heat. mild temperatures around the the bay area, 50s to mid-60s. temperatures heating up above average from 7 to 15 degrees. temperatures will go up saturday and sunday. where will we find hot weather? that's coming up. in the meantime, let's check the commute with liza. >> reporter: so far okay. delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. westbound backing up in the cash lanes leaving oakland heading into san francisco. you can see those delays so expect to be sitting in some of the traffic almost to the 880 overcrossing. expect crowds and traffic in and around san francisco this weekend. we are seeing gay pride parade. san mateo bridge westbound traffic looking good at the toll plaza. and, of course, if bart goes on strike on monday morning you will be looking at major traffic nightmares this morning offering full
>>mark:good morning top stories we are following on this friday june 28th. bart union members have officially given the 72-hour notice for a strike. that could come as early as monday. we'll tell you what could negotiations are not reached before then. pride weekend is just one day away here in san francisco. police are addressing safety concerns and how they will deal with the expected crowds of more than one million people. bart workers have delivered a 72-hour strike notice to bart management, which means a potential strike could begin as early as monday morning. bart management and the leaders of the two unions that represent workers were back at the bargaining table last night although an agreement has not been reached, the two sides seem to be coming closer to a resolution. bart management says that there are new proposals on the table about workers pay, health care, and pension benefits. union members say they have offered their own ideas. the details of the talks have not been made public, but all sides are interested in reaching an agreement and avoiding a strike. contract
asphalt this weekend. >>> the public relations war between bart and its union workers is taking a nasty turn tonight. yesterday, union members handed out fliers to passengers highlighting safety issues they face on the job. now, bart is saying some of those claims are entirely made up. only on 5, lynn found out one worker is even facing some legal trouble. >> federal mediators are working with bart and its unions to hammer out the contract. the union site, safety as the main sticking point. saying bart station agents often get attacked and harassed. but bart says the unions are working safety to get public sympathy. >> but want our unions to stop using safety as a smoke screen, get to the table and negotiate a fair contract. >> bart says a station agent, went as far as filing a fake police report to pressure bart in its latest contract negotiations. bart said the fake report landed an innocent man in jail for a few days. we tracked down george at his union office friday afternoon. >> so, any response to what bart is alleging at this point? >> no. no response. >> i see, but they sa
. moments ago bart unions gave notice they could strike on monday morning. good evening i'm ken bastida. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. >> reporter: let me start with what happened moments ago. this evening there was tension at both sides went into bart headquarters here. they sat down and talked for three hours. and right after 10:30 the meeting ended. a spokesman came out and dropped a bomb shell and he told reporters that the two unions, the workers unions for bart sent a letter to bart announcing a 72 hour notice that there will be a strike monday morning. the bart workers unions will go on strike monday morning unless something changes. >> they promised 72 hours notice. they've given it. they don't have to go. in the past there's been times when we've gotten notice and they haven't gone. the letter says they'll continue to bargain in good faith and we're looking forward to that. >> reporter: both sides will be back at the bargaining table starting at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow. both sides said they will continue to negotiate but 72 hours notice is hanging over the balance here. so what's hap
of oakland where t labor dispute just got uglier on >>> bay area commuters could be left stranded if bart goes on strike. and breaking news out of oakland where the labor dispute just got ugly. city workers will go on strike. good afternoon, everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. the clock is ticking towards what's being called transportation armageddon by monday hundreds of thousands of people scrambling to find a new way around the bay. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec spoke with both sides of the negotiations and joins us live from the san francisco embarcadero bart station with more. >> reporter: i noticed animosity coming from both sides, both bart and the union representatives. they are in negotiations as we speak and in fact they say they will go 24/7 because there is one thing they can agree on: they do want the trains to keep rolling. >> our members do not want to strike. >> all we can do is continue negotiating and try to avoid it. >> reporter: workers say safety is their main concern that tunnels and platforms aren't properly lit and some of the bathro
of bart workers notice of a strike. >> a major heat wave coming to the bay area. the preparations being made right now to deal with the hot weather. >>> plus a frightening police traffic stop turns out to if a hoax. the charges one man is facing after he reportedly impersonated a police officer. it's all ahead on ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us. it's friday. june 28th i'm pam cook. >> yes, it is pam. good morning, i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. you say steve is hot. >> no, no pam is hot. but it's going to be hot. i like the hair up by the way. it looks very nice. we do have already clear conditions now. by the coast there is some fog. very similar to yesterday. you might have sunshine and go up to highway 1 you may hit some fog. it will start off warm and it will get warm to hot. here is sal. >>> good morning. if you are driving on highway 4 or soon, westbound traffic is light. coming in through antioch it's getting busy. if you are driving to the golden gate bridge, the fog is not there this morning like it was in the last few d
for a possible bart strike on monday. so far this morning, bart's looking good. no delays for the bay bridge toll plaza. i'll have more friday traffic in just a few minutes. >> we're going to keep that theme for our first story by the way. >> yes, we are. >>> just hours ago, bart workers gave their 72-hour notice and if there is no contract by sunday night's deadline they could go on strike on monday. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec reports from oakland with a looming bart strike. >> reporter: we didn't know it was going to come to this kind of a bombshell dropped late last night when the two unions that work for bart gave that 72- hour notice. they said they might strike when their contract with bart ends which is at midnight on sunday. bart and those two unions were negotiating late last night when the talks broke down. sticking points include wages and safety measures. bart did come up with a new proposal yesterday they said came closer to union demands you the unions were annoyed that the media found out about it before they did. they still went back to the table but then dropped the 72- hour no
area roads. no delays at the bay bridge toll plaza and no delays for the bart system either but, of course, we're bracing for the potential strike bart unions have issued that 72-hour notice and it could happen this monday. anne makovec will be by in a few minutes with more on that. this morning no delays on bart, ace, muni and caltrain. 580 leaving the altamont pass, traffic looking good leaving grant line and right here wide open at the dublin interchange. more traffic coming up. >>> get ready to use that backup plan. bart workers have given their 72-hour warning meaning they could walk off the job monday morning. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in oakland this morning. a bart strike is looking more like a reality now. >> reporter: it really is. a lot of people surprised that it has come to this. they gave that 72-hour warning last night. their contract expires at midnight on sunday. bart and the two unions that work for the bart system were negotiating late into the night when suddenly those talks broke down. sticking points include the usual, wages, benefits and safety measu
defy. hair acts up to 10 years younger. >>> it's bart unions verses bart officials and riders are stuck in the middle. if workers go on strike, trains are coming to a screeching halt. good afternoon i'm michelle griego. >> and i'm frank mallicoat. bart officials say they will be unvailing a new offer to union workers in an effort to avoid a strike. >> most importantly, bart is putting a new comprehensive package on the table. we are addressing moving toward the unions positions on pensions, benefits, and salaries. hopefully this will give us some more progress. it's something to talk about. >> details of the plan have not been released and kpix5 sources say the unions have yet to see the revised package. they are resuming talks later this afternoon. anne makovec joins us live with reaction from bart riders if negotiations fail and employees strike. >> reporter: that is the problem. we don't know what is going to happen. there is a chance there could be a strike bart system-wide as soon as monday morning. that is leaving a lot of anxiety with bart riders. bart workers are taking their pl
city agencies. >>> the possible bart strike, the two sides are still meeting this hour and planning to work through the weekend if need be. live now with the latest of the negotiation. >> reporter: right now they're not meeting, i just checked moments ago and the two sides have yet to get back to the bargaining table tonight. the union says it has not been easy to get the other side back to the table. >> the district by their refuse l coming down to bargain with us is pushing the strike. >> at macarthur bart station commuters are concerned. >> i depend on bart and the transit. >> his life will be tough if there is a strike. >> everybody cannot be taking their cars. well, i don't have a car. i cannot drive. i am going to e stuck. >> it is going to suck though, bart is pretty much convenient. >> i am upset but at the same time i know the workers need to do what they need to do. >> bart officials say they're trying to avoid the strike. two sides are far apart especially on compensation. >> salary at 22. 3%. we have not seen my movemen their side, we need contribution from them to the
>> next at eight. a warning tonight that the bart labor dispute could seriously impact commuters across the bay area. why plus: we take a look back at how the last bart strike led to a commuting nightmare. in san francisco. where divers are searching for a car that went into the water. i'm pam moore. we'll see you at eight. (male announcer) live from the kron 4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >> now at eight. empty stations bridges in gridlock. bay area transit officials warning that the june 30th could bring headaches to commuters from one end of the bay area to the other. it is going to be a serious transportation emergency >> june 30th is the deadline for contract talks at three separate transit agencies. bart workers and management remain far apart. talks resume on monday ac transit is the main alternative public transit across the bay. their union contracts are also up. and the same is true at westcat, the bus service connecting bart with western contra costa county kron four's j=r stone begins our coverage. coming up in our next half hour. with the bart strike loomin
direction with a project being wrapped up right now. >> we are less than 72 hours away from a possible bart strike. union leaders gave notice last night putting the transit agency and commuters on alert for monday morning. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is in walnut creek with that story. amy? >> we are finding that they are on alert. we have talked to passengers who are starting to think about plan "b" for monday, with one woman deciding he is working from home. you have seen bart workers at the station visible, trying to talk to passengers, trying to tell them this strike is possible and now they have issued a 72 hour warning a strike could happen yesterday morning calls the negotiations yesterday "unproductive." passengers are dreading what this will do to the commute and some hope for the best. >> obviously, driving in is a high possible but we are hoping it will work out. it will not be easy. >> bart made a new offer yesterday offering a 1 percent raise for each year for four years but bart workers want a 5 percent raise so they are far apart. negotiations are mapped for the week. i
hours away from a possible bart strike with union leaders giving notice putting the tran it agency and commuters on alert for monday morning. abc7 news reporter amy hollyfield is at walnut creek. >> we have talked to passengers who are thinking about plan "b" on monday and forming opinions about the disagreement. you will see bart works throughout the station informing passengers and let them know the strike is possible. now they have issued a 72-hour warning so the strike could happen monday morning. they were calling yesterday's negotiations "unproductive." passengers say they are dreading what this could do to the commute and some are saying they think the two sides need to get this worked out? >> they make too much money as it is already and they need to put some of the money back to the people. >> i will have the opportunity to work from home. hopefully. i am hear too support the bart team, both management and the employees. >> bart officials put a new offer the table yesterday 1 percent raise each year for four years but workers want a 5 percent raise each year so they are st
commute into chaos. ahead, the vote by bart workers to allow a strike and when it could potentially happen. >> hernandez, a pro >> developing news in san francisco, a look at the castro district where there is a lot of celebrating underway because of the supreme court decision today. katie marzullo is out there. can you hear us? >> the supreme court ruled 5 listen 4 to allow same-sex marriage to resume. the backers of prop 8 never had a legal right or standing to defend the law. you will recall back in 2010 the governor arnold schwarzenegger and attorney general brown refused to defend proposition 8. today's ruling means that the case now reverts back to the 201060 court ruling which says proposition 8 was unconstitutional. >> in a second ruling they overturned the defense of marriage act passed by congress in 2006 restricting federal marriage benefits for same-sex couples and limited interstate marriage recognition to only couples of the opposite sex. >> bart officials are warning riders to be prepared. this morning the transit agency union announced they are a step closer to going on str
) this is the bay area news station, kron 4 news starts now. >> now at eight. bart management and workers may be far apart at the bargaining table, but they agree one thing, if there is a strike. >> there's going to be traffic chaos. >> it's going to be a mess. >> tonight kron four looks at the alternatives for commuters >> carpool, cool let's pick somebody up >> pam: one by land and one by sea. >> the docks will be at capacity if bart goes on >> pam: we are now just hours away from learning whether bart workers will go on strike. that means. no trains. and a nightmare for commuters. kron 4's terisa estacio is live in oakland. where negotiations are underway right now. terisa? >> reporter: pam, at this hour, the negotiations are under way at the headquarters. there has been a lot going on. >> lies! >> we have some concerns. >> reporter: frustrations today as bart contract negotiations continued in oakland. at issue, a new contract for bart's 2,000 workers. union members say key issues surrounding healthcare, pension and safety top their list. >> with lighting in the underground tunnels and stations
traffic nightmare to tell you about. b.a.r.t.'s union confirming workers will walk off the job monday morning if there is no contract. we'll tell you acted the latest on the strike threat coming up next. >>> big concern just as we're talking about the commute building, i get a report about a wrong-way driver in the south bay. i'll let you know what the chp is tracking. >>> if the strike happens on monday, that's the peak of the heat wave, temperatures expected in the 105-degree range on monday. i'll let you know when we'll get a break from the heat. who will be the coolest. as we get into the upcoming weekend, happy friday to you. >> i like how you end with a happy friday. it is a happy friday. it is summertime and it is also june 28th. live look outside from the south bay. this is "today in the bay." >>> you got that right. always happy on monday. 5:316789 thanks for joining us. i'm jon kelley. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon. new this morning, take a look at this. an early morning fire completely destroying an rv in oakland. it happened near the corner of 20th and campbell just before 4:
in july. >>> 6:41. you're going to want to hear this. we just heard from b.a.r.t. this morning. the transit agency has given a reaction to word that its workers may walk off the job just in time for the monday morning commute. we'll have the latest coming up. >>> good news there. we spoke to san francisco police getting ready for this year's pride celebration in the city. we'll tell you how they're doing and and what you should be doing. >>> stay hydrated as we get into this weekend, it is going to be a scorcher. we have triple digit heat for at least five to six days. we'll tell you where you can cool off, only an hour away for much cooler weather. we'll tell you where it will be the best in your full forecast. >>> this is a horrible shot to show on television because it's out of focus and out of frame. but that is the crash. i found it north 101 still in lanes in san jose. this is causing a big backup, unexpected backup for this friday, what we thought was light. we'll show you the details as it progresses coming up. >>> 6:45. san francisco's police chief says the city is bra
to the site tonight and bart agency remains far part on issues just days before the contract expires. today, two unions filed a lawsuit against part. >> it's a strike auj saigs vote giving union leadership power call for it as they see fit. there is a pose iibility of a strike but vonl a couple days to make good on that promise. leaders of the unions and train operators filed an unfair labor practices lawsuit today. bart had this response. >> we don't need to make labor negotiations against safety. i he think it's a smoke screen. >> is not a smoke screen we have 2400 crimes committed against people in three years at five stations. >> workers want 23% over four years, they until sunday, midnight to reach an agreement on that. two unions taking a vote tomorrow. >> we do not want to hurt the public. we want to come into a resolution by the 30th. we're serious. >> this is crunch time, we're ready to go 24-7. >> other agsz are ing for a possible bart strike but that won't help much. >> all commuters whether riding bart or not impablgt is going to be extreme. >> there will be no negotiate yaigs t
strike. the latest on efforts to keep bart trains rolling and how well other transit agencies are prepared to help. >> and the bay area becoming the auto theft capital of the country. the cities where you are most likely to lose your ride. good evening, i'm elizabeth cook. >> and i'm ken bastida. warning signs going up after a 12-foot shark took a bite out of a kayak. this happened just before 5:00 at pacifica state beach. kpix5 spoke with the kayakers about their close encounter. >> it is quite amazing. people walking along the beach, looking into the water in disbelief. but you have to hear from the person himself in that kayak telling us about this ordeal. >> as i'm looking back trying to figure out what is going on, he came up straight underneath me like this and the whole kayak probably lift out of the water like that. >> describing his close encounter with a great white shark. he takes us through the terrifying moment. >> the scariest part is when it let go, because it swam back around. i thought he was going to take another bite, like right where my legs were. >>
are in, and the threat of a b.a.r.t. strike is very program the backup plan to avoid a commute catastrophe. ,,,,,,,, in castro coffee shops - it another early morning of >>> some what happened this morning in the castro district. many people in the coffee shops on their smart phones watching the tv, trying to get any information early this morning on what happened at the u.s. supreme court. today, the news was exactly what many people were waiting for. we'll continue with our live coverage from the castro when we come back. >> joining us now is attorney and political columnist melissa griffin. thank you for joining us. let's get right to it. both routings on doma and proposition 8 deeply divided. let's look at how justices ruled on doma. you can see how they were split there. >> you can see this is a common political split. we've seen this a number of times during this decision. you can see the republican- appointed justices on the dissent and the democrat- appointed justices object support, except for jts kennedy, who kind of splits back and forth. this had more to do with a t
will have the latest responding to an accident with a dramatic scene just hours ago. >>> and bart workers are gearing up for a strike, we will tell you what they are asking for from passengers when the morning news continues. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, thank you for joining us june 27th, i am pam cook. >> can you scare up some sunshine today? >> well for most, is it going to be muggy again? >> the higher humidity is there but except for that fog. 60s and 70s and 80s, there is going to be a pretty good summertime pattern if you are far enough away from the coast, here is sal. >>> northbound 101 as you drive across town to the 808 split in san -- 880 split in san francisco, but thick fog is on the span, let's go back to the desk. >>> we are topping our 6:00 hour with some breaking news, a fatal shooting in oakland and i want to take you live to the scene, it is a huge police response, that neighborhood is cordoned off with the police tape and this is a live picture with what is going on today. this is a street i
it again on monday with or without a bart strike. san mateo and napa counties did not issue any licenses today but say they will monday. >>> not everyone is happy with the news. we receive add statement from the group called protect marriage.com. they are the official proponent of prop 8. this outrageous act tops off a chronic pattern of lawlessness throughout this case by judgments and politicians hale bent on thwarting the will of the people by any mean, even outright corruption. joining us is dean johnson. can you explain to us what exactly happened today? >> it's very simple. there was a day of the district court's order in effect. the trial court. the 9th circuit lifted that stay. so what judge walker said at the end of the trial now becomes the raw between the parties. state officials who issue marriage licenses are enjoined from refusing an otherwise same sex couple a license. and if they refuse, they could be held in contempt of court. >> we're going to have to wait20 to 25 days, but we waited two days. >> it's a slight surprise. usually federal courts are very careful about dott
this year because of the supreme court ruling. you have the crowds there. bart will run longer trains and more of them. >>> members of the seek secret cret service also will be working the parade because congresswoman nancy pelosi and other elected officials will be at the event. she said today that the supreme court made the right decision in clearing the way for gay marriages to resume in california, and striking down doma. >> anywhere had any doubt that the court would strike down doma. it's clear through unconstitutional. the republicans knew it when they passed it and when they tried to protect doma over time. >> republican supporters of do massachusetts say the supreme court overstepped its role and say there is no fundamental constitutional right to same-sex marriage. >> a few other being story. our heat way. it's another scorcher in parts of the bay area, and santa cruz beach is a popular place to try to escape the heat. mike has a look at the hot spot. hi, mike. >> hello. even 58-degree water can feel good on a day like today. temperatures running very high. high pressure, no
in san francisco, thank you. >>> george, any response to what bart is alleging at this point? >> no, no response. >> he told police he was attacked and then his job is too dangerous. why bart says this station agent lied and even put an innocent man in jail. >> how you could be one of millions of facebook users that just had personal information exposed. >> and it was nice for the first full day of summer. we saw sunshine, mild temperatures. all that's changing. rain for summer, you heard that right. a look at your seven-day forecast coming up. for a store near you go to benjaminmoore.com/bayarea. they have no idea what it was like before u-verse high speed internet. yeah, you couldn't just stream movies to a device like that. one time, i had to wait half a day to watch a movie. you watched movies?! i was lucky if i could watch a show. show?! man, i was happy to see a sneezing panda clip! trevor, have you eaten today? you sound a little grumpy. [ laughter ] [ male announcer ] connect all your wi-fi-enabled devices with u-verse high speed internet. rethink possible. entally shared >>
of people who rely on bart *need to consider other options. workers have given a 72- hour strike notice. a live report on the latest with negotiations *and what other transit agencies are doing to to prepare. >> and we are watching the weather this morning as we take a look outside. on the left- mount tam. and on the right- san francisco. starting things off here in the weather center. >> but we will have triple digits. it will be 99 degrees for pleasanton and livermore. downtown san francisco will be coming in at 75 degrees. the national weather service has issued a heat advisory for saturday into sunday. monday into tuesday looks like it will be the warmest. we may talk all to about a hundred and five degrees. it will be mainly sunny just some light winds. the inland spots will be in the triple digits. low 70's for the coast line. i will have a closer look at the highs and the seven day of around the bay coming up 6:15 a.m.. >> we're not tracking any hot spots. the meeting lights have not yet been activated and that is good deals. the east bay you will see heavy traffic on interstate
. the possibility of a bart strike next week. coming up next. >>> good evening. i'm scott shafer. welcome to "this week in northern california." this afternoon and evening, gay and lesbian couples filled san francisco city hall to get married. the federal court made it possible today for same-sex marriages to commence immediately by lifting a court-ordered stay. the first to be wed were chris perry and sandy steer, one of the couples that challenged proposition 8, kicking off what is sure to be a historic gay pride weekend. >> it's been a celebratory week for advocates of same-sex marriage as the u.s. supreme court struck down both the federal defense of marriage act and proposition 8, california's ban on same-sex marriage. for julie dorph and jenny olson already legally married in canada, the road to maurmarriag equality at home has been rough on their family. >> there's lots of ways it impacts us. mostly it's letting our kids down. they were really impacted by the voters telling us that our family wasn't as equal as the families of all of the other kids who have straight parents at school. >> it
on what might be b.a.r.t.'s last normal weekday commute as riders make their strike plans. have a good night. here you go. you, too. i'm going to dream about that steak. i'm going to dream about that tiramisu. what a night, huh? but, um, can the test drive be over now? head back to the dealership? oh, yeah. [ male announcer ] it's practically yours. [ wife ] sorry. [ male announcer ] but we still need your signature. volkswagen sign then drive is back. and it's never been easier to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. get $0 down, $0 due at signing, $0 deposit, and $0 first month's payment on any new volkswagen. visit vwdealer.com today. >>> new video tonight out of oakland where a fight on a b.a.r.t. train led to the arrest of two men. it happened around 8:30 tonight on a train heading into the mcarthur b.a.r.t. station. witnesses say two men began fighting when a third man handed one of the man a piece of rebar. passengers began calling in the report of a disturbance says a man was on the train wielding a gun or machete. train service was never disrupted. >>> ktvu's
transit areas. bart workers and management remain far apart. ac transit is the main alternative across the bay. their contracts are coming up and the same is true at west cat. the bus service connecting bart with western contra costa county. a strike could add thousands highways. >> it will be big. it will be widely felt. >> we consider it a transportation emergency. the fact is the other operators don't have the capacity to take up all the slack. >> he says a strike could not be compared to anything the bay area has seen before because ridership is much higher than it has ever been. during the last bart strike in 1997 there were fewer riders so if a strike happened now it could be much worse. this is video from 1997 bart strike that led to a commute nightmare. the bridges and the roads all congested with cars. >>> sections of market street in san francisco closed for repaving. you can see the construction work which is caused during the commute. market street will be shut down between 4th and fremont street. all vehicles, tack taxis and trucks will be detoured -- taxis and trucks will
is taking place today that could authorize b.a.r.t.'s unions to go on strike. ktvu's tara moriarty joins us live toicks plain what this all -- live to explain what this all means to commuters. >> reporter: one of the unions is meeting here. we're at the oakland coliseum. they are behind closed doors trying to figure out if they will be striking. they will be counting the votes at 10:00 tonight. this has been a particularly contentious contract negotiation periods, issues that are being hammered out, salary increase, medical benefits and pension. the union has even filed a lawsuit accusing b.a.r.t. of refusing to budge on safety issues. if the two sides don't come together, b.a.r.t. operators and station agents could walk off the job, essentially shutting down the entire system. >> we have issues of health and safety that are paramount to our contract proposals. b.a.r.t. is ignoring those issues. they are telling us we're not interested in bargaining on that. >> it doesn't mean that they are now going to go on a strike and with we hope -- and we hope it doesn't get to the point. we're hoping
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